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SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 1904
For the first time since the opening:
of war between Russia and Japan there
Is a reasonable possibility of media
tion and arbitration. The reports to this
effect are so general, the discussion of
them is so uniformly favorable and the
parties Interested, while maintaining
silence on the subject, are at least per
mitting without denial so many reports
of their willingness to listen to pro
posals to arbitrate, that we think the
outlook good. The fall of Port Arthur
Is understood to be the critical point.
Japan would, of course, with that great
prize just within her grasp, listen to
nothing that should deprive her of her
opportunity; but after the stronghold
was In her hands it is quite credible
that she would not merely accept but
welcome any intervention that should
put an end to the terrible burden she
Is now carrying.
Both nations are wiser than when
they went Into this struggle. Both are
probably at this time convinced of
what appears' so clearly to everybody
else in the wopW, that a prolongation
Df the war can bring nothing but dis
aster to either participant. That
either should come out of it a decisive
victor ever the other in this fight is
unthinkable. There Is no force that
Russia can throw into the East which
would exterminate the Japanese peo
ple, and that would really be necessary
for Russia's final triumph. As long as
there is a remnant of fighting men left
they will fight; and it is well under
stood that the other powers would not
permit Japan to be wiped off the map.
Russia, therefore, has nothing to gain
but some little restoration of her mili
tary prestige that might follow a suc
cessful battle. Japan has nothing to
Bain. She cannot subjugate Russia,
knows it and does not want to. She
could not hold Manchuria if she won it
all. It is against her own objection to
Russia's position, it is against her
friendly relations with China and it
would either alienate or actually em
bitter the other powers. Japan could
get nothing more out of ten years of
fighting than she is sure of now.
It seems to be a case in which both
powers, having had their eyes opened,
are waiting for a chance to let go with
honor. Neither can, of course, so far
humble its pride as to make the first
proposal; but either, we are sure,
would come in with very -g^od grace
to an arrangement that should bring
about peace without sacrificing its own
dignity. The disposition of the rest
of the world is good. Certainly Great
Britain, which is Japan's ally, and the
United -States, which is most friendly
to her,..would be glad to see the fight-
Ing ended. Certainly Prance, which is
close to Russia, does not want her ally
any further weakened. Everybody is
sick of a cdhtest which has indeed
demonstrated the wonderful military
qualities of twa. lieoples. but which has
nothing further in store but endless
bloodshed. The cry all over the world
is for peace.
Terms •of-atrftngenicnt ought not to
be difficult to reach. With the single
exception of holding Port Arthur, it ia
probable that Japan would be satisfied
now with, just what she asked fqr be
fore the war opened. If Russia should
resign Manchuria to. China, to whom >t
belonged, if she should acknowledge
the Influence of Japan on Korea, leav
ing that an independent state indeed,
but more or less under Japans direc
tion, and if Port Arthur is allowed to
remain in Japan's hands, we believe
that the island empire would be satis
fied. Russia on her side would have to
give up most. She must surrender her
gre,at pretensions in the East and re
sign her present hope of humbling and
isolating Japan; but she would stop
a contest that must ruin her if contin
ued, and would still retain her great
railroad and all her Asiatic possessions
as a base from which to work for the
It is but natural that the Japanese,
having so much advantage in opera
tions thus far, should come out of
peaceful negotiations with the better
end of the bargain. Nevertheless, we
think that a proposition by the powers
along these lines is likely to be made;
and that, after due provision against
offending sensitive dignity, it may like
ly be accepted during the winter and
the war brought to a close before
Representative Hickey has the right
idea about providing proper surround
ings and approaches for the«new capi
tol. The plan he has in mind and has
presented to The Globe is admira
ble, and we believe that when its de
tails have been worked out the people
of the state generally will give them a
hearty approval. In the entire country
there are few buildings so stately and
so beautiful as our great new marble
capitol. It will stand there for genera
tions to come, a witness of the majesty
of the people. The state has provided
funds for the construction and com
pletion of this splendid edifice on a
generous scale. It would be no more
absurd to leave one of its fronts un
finished hanging in the air without
steps to reach it than to provide no
suitable approaches.
The effect of the building upon the
beholder and the appreciation of its
architectural value will depend largely
upon the immediate surrounding. No
such building as this can produce Its
proper effect if it is cramped In di
minutive grounds or surrounded by
dwarfed or unsightly buildings. The
eye must travel over generous spaces
that fit in with the generous propor
tions of the capitol itself in order to
comprehend it as a whole. It can never
become the ideal of its planner or the
pride of the state that it ehould be
until it has an appropriate setting.
That the people of the state will pro
vide this we cannot for a moment
doubt. It Is a matter for them to con
sider. The people of St. Paul take a
special and personal pride in the new
capitol. They will do their share. All
that the city has to contribute will be
given gladly. The power of the state
and the resources of the state are
needed to secure the necessary ground
and make the proper improvements in
the state's property.
By the time the next legislature
meets the whole capitol question will
have entered a new phase. The build
ing will be no more a mass of scaffold
ing with signs of work about it, but
will stand in its completed beauty ap
pealing to the pride of every man. The
members of the legislature who sit in
those great new halls for the first time
will feel inspired with enthusiasm to
do the most they can to make our new
capitol the perfect piece of art that it
may be. We believe that they will
take the remaining steps necessary for
this, and congratulate Mr. Hickey upon
having already set the ball rolling. He
who leads in the "work of capitol com
pletion will deserve well of the state
and receive great credit.
An enterprising statistician has
been doing some figuring lately and
the result is his announcement that
there are eleven "original Gibson girls"
on the stage, fifteen employed as
artists' models, one married to an In
diana novelist, and two who are
Gotham saleswomen. Each of these,
according to the statistician, makes
the claim that it was she and she
alone who inspired the illustrator
when he gave to the public his famous
pen and ink creation. He asks in de
spair how it will be possible to nine
positively the only "original Gibson
girl" when there are so many claim
ants of the honor and the creator of
the type refuses positively to telL
Of course it is not a matter of life
and death that the "original Gibson
girl" should be positively identified,
but the statistician evidently belongs
to that class which likes exact knowl
edge about everything under the sun-
Were he less literal a happy solution
of the problem would long ago have
occurred to him. It is something like
ten years, we believe, since Mr. Gib
son drew the first "Gibson girL" That
would put the "original Gibson girl"
out of the girl class, of course, and the
fact brought delicately home to all the
claimants would undoubtedly give
them pause. It Is very probable, in
deed, that only she who was entitled
to the honor would have the courage
to stand by her declaration.
For while the Gibson girl of the
sketch is ever "fresh and blooming
and blond and fair," there is no rea
son to believe that time has stood
still for the sake of the "original Gib
son girl." To quote an odious re
mark, she must be getting on in years.
And wh«n one remembers how very
closely the girl of the sketch resembles
an anatomical study, it is Impossible
to avoid the conclusion that the "orig
inal Gibson -girl" does not now look
best in evening clothes.
By calling the attention of the
twenty-nine claimants to these facts,
the statistician should succeed' in re
ducing the number to one. There is
the possibility, of course, that even
the one will prefer youth to fame and
will decline the honor, and that the
world will be left without an "original
Gibson girl." But undoubtedly there
will spring up In a few yearg a crop
of "daughters of the original Gibson
girl" which will console the public for
its temporary deprivation.
Signs are not wanting that President
Roosevelt realizes the remarkable op
portunity before him and may take
steps to improve it. He stands in an
entirely unique position. While he was
elected as the candidate of the Repub
lican party, the tally of votes shows
him to be the choice in an unusual
sense of the body of the people. Hiß
great popular majority was contrib
uted by men ordinarily Democrats, as
well as by Republicans. He is still a
party man,' but is emancipated from
the lower obligations to party In a
sense that no president who had won
his fight by a narrow majority could
be. Under these circumstances it is
natural that he, having a high and
worthy ambition, should endeavor to
realize It with wider scope and mean
ing than mere adherence to party
would permit.
A> strong indication that he looks at
his own future in this light is furnish
ed by his immediate announcement, as
soon as his election was secure, that he
would not be a candidate for renoml
nation. This emancipates Him from a
brood of troublesome and unwholesome
obligations. The mere placeman can
have no hold upon him. Senators and
representatives cannot dictate to him
about patronage and legislation, under
threat of withholding their support
four years from now. He can make
himself independent of the party wire
pullers, just as the tremendous vote
cast for him makes him Independent of
the less worthy and more galling party
ties. He is freer than any president
has been since the "era of good feel
ing." What will he do with his liberty?
It is open to us to hope that he will
make it memorable in all history. He
has the qualities of courage, high spirit
and ideas of public duty which, how
ever overlaid In the past by an unfor
, tunate stratum of personal ambition,
are now unhampered. He may deter
mine, courteously but with that obsti
nacy characteristic of him, to be a
president of all the people'; to make of
civil service reform an actuality in
stead of an empty theory; to cleanse
the departments of their driftwood and
their parasites; to hold down official
extravagance both by executive act
and by vetoes of bills proposed for
looting the treasury; to raise the
standard of executive Independence
against a senate whose usurpations
during the past ten years have been as
egregious and as dangerous as they
were unostentatious: to resist the
tyranny of greed that has fastened
upon the Republican party; in a
word, —to insist upon and to further all
those reforms that are dear to the peo
ple's heart, but are constantly impeded
and rendered unfruitful by what are
considered to be necessities.
Above these necessities President
Roosevelt may, without the least trea
son to party, rise if he will. H e has
nothing to consider but what he owes
to the country and to himself. He has
nothing to 16se by giving to the repub
lic the best that his intelligence can
furnish and his conscience dictate. He
may gain a name that would be re
membered as long as the government
should live. This is his and the na
tion's opportunity, and we hope that he
is the man to grasp it.
We shudder for the reading public's
morals, now that Conan Doyle has
definitely decided to kill or marry
Sherlock Holmes. For there never
was a time In the history of literature
when a great detective was so badly
needed. He Is needed to counteract
the influence of the bold, bad thieves
of both sexes that are adorning tales
nowadays. The public may love a
lover, but it is undeniable that it much
prefers to read about fascinating bur
glars and detectives who are always
right. And when the supply of fas
cinating burglars is greater than the
supply of Infallible detectives, then
there is danger of public morals be
coming affected.
And the late Mr. Holmes was just
the kind of detective to keep the
weight of public opinion on th« right,
the moral side. In the first place,
he was a gentleman born and bred.
Not all the great detectives of litera
ture, alas, have been gentlemen. Then
he kept nothing from the public. In
the very first chapter It was Invariably
put in possession of all the facts, and
while it doubtless found it painful to
have to admit that it was generally
quite as stupid as Dr. Watson, this
could not prevent it from feeling
grateful to Mr. Holmes for his frank
Furthermore, the public likes the
"qoiet, 000 l sort," -whether they be
detectives or burglars, and the late
detective was at all times cool and
calm. For tffls and for another rea
son he appealed to the gentler sex.
He moved in an atmosphere' of mys
tery and melancholy for which his pro
fession would not altogether account.
He seems always to have a foreboding
of his own doom. It was impossible
to understand him completely. There
fore, his charm.
But he is gone, and the reading pub
lic is a-burgling with the burglars. It
is hoping devoutly that Nance Olden
j will come out all right and that Raf
j fles' social reputation will not be
ruined through a discovery of its
theft. Its hopes, its fears are all with
the under world. It gloats over the
discomfiture of such bungling -detec
tives as seek to follow the trail of
thieves. And so for its salvation a (
j new and great detective would seem
to be absolutely imperative. Will not
some literary gentleman or literary
lady provide him?
Peace hath its wars as well as its
victories. A pamphlet issued by a Bos
ton physician reviews the forces at
present engaged in the fight against
consumption, and it is comforting to
note that every country in the civilized
world has contributed its quota of
trained fighters to down humanity*
dreadful scoTirge. In Russia, for in-
Btance, there is a national anti-tuber
culosis society in Moscow, St. Peters
burg, Odessa, Sebastopol, Tiflis and
other towns. Indeed, the great Musco
vite empire, which by many people is
regarded as unenlightened, sets the rest
of the civilized world a very good exam
ple in the encouragement It gives to
those who have enlisted in the fight.
Tuberculosis exhibitions which teach in
an easily understandable manner how to
prevent the disease and how to care
for the victim when it is developed
have been held in St. Petersburg and
Moscow, and it Is the intention of thft
Russians who are interested in the
movement to increase these exhibi
But no country has shown a lack of
interest in this peaceful warfare. The
anti-tuberculosis crusaders teach
those to whom they preach that fresh
air, sunshine and wholesome food are
the most effective weapons, and it is
not difficult to estimate how much good
this preaching accomplishes not only
in the matter of warding off and pre
venting the spread of consumption, but
of all other diseases. The pamphlet re
cently issued states that if in Germany
the decline in the mortality from tuber
culosis continues at the same rate aa
at present, the disease will be exter
minated In less than thirty years; and
in England in about forty. In New
York city the diminution from 1886 to
1901 has been more than 30 per cent.
In five Eastern states and ten other
cities of the United States there has
been a diminution of 18 per cent, ac
cording to the pamphlet. Koch dis
covered the bacillus in 1882 and in 1886
the results of the direct attack were al
ready perceived. The pamphlet prom
ises a complete victory to those en
gaged in tfie peaceful war against the
great enemy.
Ail actress eighty odd years young is
touring the country with a play spe
cially written for her. Just the other
day an actor whose age exceeds by
many years the biblical limit an
nounced his retirement from the stage,
but the reason for the same, look you,
was not old age, but failing health. It
was Dr. Holmes, we believe, who, in
responding to the toast, "The Boys,"
spoke of it as a lifelong play. But the
real play, too, is for "the boys" as long
as they live, for the profession of
player is one of the few that does not
draw the deadline of years.
A piece of smart fiction tells the
story of a man who went to New York
to seek his poor and aged sister. He
consulted a detective who flippantly
advised him to advertise in the paper
for young and beautiful chorus girls.
It Is only in the chorus girl ranks,
however, that age on the stage is a
Joke. The man in some other profes
sion who Is thinking sorrowfully of
stepping down and out, not because he
must, to be sure, but because he i«
close on fifty and not yet a success,
sees his contemporary on the stage
still studying hopefully, buoyed up by
the thought that In fifteen or twenty
years, perhaps, there Is a prospect that
he will have arrived.
Yet It is not, perhaps, so much that
youth is perennial on the stage as
that age is valued. A public will re
ceive respectfully a new dramatic cre
ation of a man or woman whose hair
under the wig is scant and white, but
were that same roan to occupy a clerk's
stool in an ofßce, It would instantly
doubt his capacity. To be sure the
public also receives respectfully the
offering of a novelist or of a painter,
and the fact that he is an artist in his
line may explain to the satisfaction of
some the long tolerance of the player.
But it does not explain it for every
body. As much in the way of physical
exertion is demanded of the player an
is demanded of the man In the office.
He is quite as much in evidence as bis
work- Only the public is willing to
judge the player by his mental capac
ity alone. And it is only necessary for
his acceptance that this should be
average and he faithful.
Perhaps in time the stage still be
quite as rigid in the matter of drawing
the deadline as other trades and other
professions. Perhaps the public will
demand of a player that he will retire
at forty if h* hasnt arrived. But this
Is not probable, for it would be conl
trary to all stage traditions. It is far
more likely that other trades and
other professions will be affected by
the kindly attitude of the stage and
that men and women will be permitted
to hope that their work will continue
to be acceptable after fifty.
The admirers and supporters of John
A. Johnoon will join in calling on him
at his own home and congratulating
him upon his magnificent victory.
What was first a plan for a modest
Reception to be given by a few personal
friends has expanded under the irre
sißtible impulse of public sentiment
into a larger public affair. The en
thusiasm in behalf of Mr. Johnson has
grown steadily since his election. The
people are more than overjoyed with
their own work, and today are delight
ed to do him honor.
Responding to this general feeling
and desire, The Globe has made
arrangements such as to accommodate
the friends of John A. Johnson in St.
Paul. It has chartered a special train,
which will leave St Paul at 4 o'clock
on Monday afternoon for St. Peter.
This will reach Mr. Johnson's home
town at 6:15, in ample time for the re
ception, it will depart for the home
ward journey at 9:30, so that all the
excursionists will be able to take the
street cars to their St. Paul homes.
By The Globe's arrangement the
round trip can be made for a small
part of the ordinary fare, and the trip
will be made pleasant and comfortable.
A legion of Mr. Johnson's friends are
preparing to take advantage of the op
portunity given them by Th c G1 ob c.
Long before the tickets were ready
yesterday morning they were in de
mand, and they could scarcely be pro
vided fast enough to accommodate the
hosts of Johnson's friends anxious to
pay him this tribute. Let everybody
join The G1 ob c's special excursion.
A train will also be run from Minneap
olis, and the men who piled up a mag-
nificent vote for Johnson in St. Paul
want to be on-hand and show that this
city takes no second place in honoring
the governor-elect Join The G 1o be's
excursion for a pleasant trip and a
kindly word with the coming man of
The primness of the war continues
to be relieved by the unconscious hu
mor of the high sounding "orders of
the day" issued by the czar's repre
sentatives In the field and on the high
seas, a few days ago, for instance,
Admiral Rojestvensky issued an order
that included two telegrams, one sent
by the czar to the impulsive com
mander of the Baltic fleet, and the ad
miral's reply. The former contained
the following: "With all my heart I
am with you and your dear squadron.
I am certain the misunderstanding will
soon be cleared up. The eyes of Rus
sia are upon you. I am full of faith
and hope." The admiral's reply to this
is a master stroke of diplomacy, and
proves conclusively that while In the
beginning of the cruise lie may have
looked upon the vodka when it wis
red, he's for temperance and a clear
head now. "The squadron is, with a
single heart, at the foot of your maj
esty's throne," he says simply yet
Whatever fault can be found with
the Russian's general method of con
ducting actual warfare, certainly none
can be found with the language with
which they conduct it. Their marks
manship may be poor, but their vocab
ulary is above reproach, and the ad
miral's "jolly" proves conclusively that
all the eloquence is not possessed by
the land forces. To express in four
teen words, as did Rojestvensky, a
patriotism so" lofty that it Is apt to
make the public, to say nothing of the
recipient, forget in admiration dfr it the
awkward affair that precipitated it is
a feat of which any literary man might
well be proud.
And the "Jolly" proves that disas
ters do not mar the Russians' chaste
literary style; that,*on the contrary,
they serve to develop it. Whether
peace comes soon through intervention
or whether Japan and Russia fight it
out to the bitter end, it is at least cer
tain that the "finish" will be a great
literary triumph for the latter coun
try. The Baltic fleet has not yet
reached the Yellow sea and Rojestven
sky Is still In command. There is
every reason to believe, therefore, that
there will be more Addisonlan tele
grams. Moreover, until and even
after Port Arthur falls, eloquent or
ders of the day mast continue to be
issued in the far East, where the pen
and the sword appear to be competing
for mastery in the Russian ranks.
While admitting the capacity of CoL
Roosevelt as a vote-getter let us not
forget the workmanlike job that Mr.
Johnson does.
Pease, of Anoka, just had to get even
If it took all the roosters in the shop to
expreas his feelings the day after elec
It looks as though Henry Gassaway
Davis* son-in-law, Steve Elkins, had
given papa the double crass.
Esopus appears to have been saved
from the wreck.
{Comment on the Election!
£ ___ __._ i
:;- Victory Was Personal .^:
r Prosperity, .ra- deep and widespread i
desire for its dShtinttenife, ana -a feeling ,
perhaps • not less widespread * that " the
■democratic party.isrnot yet "rlt to gov
ern, -; are reasons;which,: sufficiently ex
plain the * very ': remarkable iresults >of
the election held yesterday ■ this
country. in addition to the solid Re
! Publican vote tiv. 4 Roosevelt has re
ceived throughout ' the entire ? North an
immense Democratic vote, ranging
from a few thousands in a state like
Massachusetts _\p'; more r than . 100,000 ■in
the state of New York. Judge . Par- •
ker has received with few exceptions 1
the vote ;of the independents, the ! class
formerly described by the term "Mug
■ wump;" he has v; received, we .'judge,
the greater part of the sound-money
Democratic;, vote, together . with;' the ;
V 2 -%^° - tnose unswerving, old-fashion
ed Democrats, -.the- bone and i sinew of
the party, who never vote anything"!
but the Democratic-ticket. The result 1
is a victory that is not so much Repub
lican as it i Is : persona* to Mr. Roose-
X? i a Kl ? to.r y:: mo sweeping and re
markable even than- that' of Mr. Mc-
Kinley; in 1596, and : comparable rather
to that of Grant-over Greeley in IS7£
—New York- Times. • . :•:■
Vindicated Roosevelt
If there bad been somewhat less to
•applaud in the Republican administra
tion and considerably more to admire
in the Democratic candidate, the prac
tical result would doubtless have been
the same. A few faults of official con
duct on the part ofi President Roose
velt would not have offset in the de
liberate judgment of the voters a shin
ing record- of achievements conducing
to the permanent honor and welfare of
the country. But they were not com
pelled to make allowances which still
left a conclusive balance on the right
side. Under the searchlights of a long
campaign the president's administra
tion has been vindicated <at every
point. It was because every legitimate
argument of the opposition faHed that
his opponents resortadrrat.Jajs.t in des
peration to the base weapons of in
trigue and slander, ft is deplorable
that their candidate was found to be
capable not merely of consenting to
such warfare, but of leading the ven
omous attack.—New York Tribune.
The Note of Alarm
A political party is" never in such
danger as when it seems to Itself to be
perfectly secure in power through an
overwhelming victory. That is the po
sition of the Republican party today,
and unless it sees the troth about its
position and takes its measures ac
cordingly, its overthrow is only a ques
tion of time.
The Republican party cannot stand
still. It must go forward. It must go
forward to grasp the new problems of
the day and pause not in the solution
of them. That has been its past. That
ought to be its future.
In a word, the Republican party is
put by its victory of yesterday in a po
sition where i± must plan and watch
and work as ii has not done since it
gathered behind Abraham Lincoln to
save this nation from disunion.—Chi-
cago Inter Ocean.
Hopes for Reform
"We have had many severe things to
say about Mr. Roosevelt and his ad
ministration, and we sincerely regTet It.
We regret far mote that there is not
one of them that we can unsay. There
has never been a refutal or a contra
diction of anything. It will be happi
ness inexpressible If Mr. Roosevelt's
own administration, which we count
from today, should itself furnish a
refutation. He has it in him to be a
patriotic and.a complete president, to
be the president, not the decayed and
corrupt half of the Republican party,
but of the whole people, of the United
States. In everything that betrays
such an intent he will "have the stout
and clean-handed support of the Sun;
but in respect of that which is con
trary thereto* our freedom to condemn
shall know no let or hindrance.—New
York Sun.
Hope Trinmphs Over Experience
It can truly be said of the people's
choice of Mr. Roosevelt, as Disraeli
said of the man who married a second
time: 'It is a triumph of hope over
experience." If President Roosevelt
will be satisfied with this splendid vote
of confidence, the ciimax ,«f his whole
career, the greatest personal triumph
ever won by any president—if he will
strive for four years for the place In
history to which his earlier ideals
would have bid him aspire—the popu
lar mandate resisted and deplored by
Democrats aad independents may yet
redound to the welfare and the true
glory of the republic. His announce
ment that he will not be a candidate
for re-election is a first firm and most
sagacious step in the right direction.—
New York World.
Vote of Confidence
The only cause of surprise is the ex
tent of the victory. The result itself
was long since discounted. It is no
time now to talk of causes or to specu
late as to consequences. As the Plain
Dealer said on Monday, the only ques
tion really before the people was
whether President Roosevelt should
have a vote of confidence. There can
be no mistake as to the popular an
swer. A campaign which turned on
men rather than issues has ended 10
one of the most emphatic indorsements
ever received by a presidential candi
date in American history. President
Roosevelt is now something more than
the inheritor of McKinley policies.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Democrats Feared Trusts
Judge Parker simply failed to inspire
the earnest, the genuinely Democratic
elements of his own party with confi
dence. They did not feel that in voting
for him they would be voting for Dem
ocratic principles. And he did not at
tract Republicans who are tired of the
reign of special interests and are ready
to come over to the Democracy when
the Democracy has the courage to be
The Democratic party has been rout
ed because it was afraid of the trusts,
because It preferred the "sane, safe
and conservative" course of knuckling
to them and begging them for favors
to the Democratic course of fighting
them. —New York American.
People Not Blind
The people of this country are not
blind. They are not forgetful of their
past, not indifferent to the future. Had
they done what a reckless and desper
ate band of slanderers asked of them
they must have made of representative
government a thing for the Jeers of the
rest of the world. For our own nation
they must have put a premium upon
chicanery and fraud; they must have
taught every public official that good
and faithful service could avail him
nothing and this republic nothing. They
must have placed •words above deeds;
absolute performance beneath ques
tionable promise and lies over truth.—
New York Press.
Invincible General Prosperity
We may expect no end of expert an
alyses and theories to explain the re
sult. It was, however, due to causes
that He near the surface and which
have been folly discussed in our col
umns —a lingering 1 distrust of certain
elements In the Democratic party, the
failure of tta leader* to unite in forcing
an issue on vital questions, and. above
all. to the presence of the invincible
Grneral Prosperity fighting on the Re
(PUblican side. —New York Herald.
What the Editors Say
I;.- John; A. Johnson ; will: carry into the
executive chair the same high quali
ties jof miod and heart that f have. dis
tinguished him ;throughout< his life and •
nave won for him the cordial good will
and; support of his i friends and i neigh- .v-^
bors. He will be the first executive ;
to transact the business of t"hat office ~
c™£.l HhS^l Some and imPosing new
capitol building, and it is indeed 5 fitting i -;<
win *™ >? man has been chosen. He 7.
\V nil the position with grace and'Vi.
Jn^-X *?$ his past record * .assur-• -0
h?£ >-iat he - will fill it' with honor Ito £?
DuSh HeVild" the • Commonwealth.- ■
Duluth, Herald. . .v -rr.--.,,, - •■■; .-V,
ceiled f^ C- thf J°hn A Joh*«>n re
ceived 5S>. \otes against 132 for his
opponent In the city of St. Peter in
dicates the malicious stories circulated : -: ?"
over the signatures of ■ G. A. Blom
berg and. Tip Witty .^. had very- little
influence where .-the;,: two men who -■"
signed: the statement .were best known
St. Peter is a Republican town; but it r-.
Ukes -clean politics-" and ~ would not -V
stand for.: the slandering of one of its v
best : citizens.—Blue Earth County En- j
terprise. ." •,; • .
An exchange speaks of a man who, V
it is said, always paid for : his paper
a year in advance. : As a result he has -
U^ YeK beer\ *&& ip his i J^e, #ever had . £
corns'- on his toes f nor toothache his He
potatoes never rot, his babies never
cry at night, his wife never scolds and *
he succeeded in serving three years on 11.
the school board without. being cussed. -
— warren- Register. l-.: .i.;S~
Whether well founded or not N P
Hugo, of Duluth, is being frequently
referred to as the corporation candi
date tor speaker of the next house.
It is now quite certain that the speak
ership fight will narrow down between
Hugo and Frank Claque, of Lamberton,
and a lively contest is predicted.—
Browns Valley Tribune.
The Hearst papers now declare that
"in order to win the Democratic party
must be democratic." There is a dif
ference of opinion as to what consti
tutes Democracy, but there is no dif
ference of belief as to one thing—
that the Hearst papers did not support
the Democracy this year.—St. Cloud
When you stop to think that Roose
velt carried Missouri, it is not sur
prising to know that Bob Grady failed
to be elected county commissioner on
the Democratic ticket.—St. Paul Her
Minneapolis stood as handsomely by
its man Ray Jones as it did on a for
mer occasion by its man Doc Ames.
There is no accounting for tastes.—
Anoka Free Press.
Dan Patch isn't the only racer in
Minnesota. John A. Johnson, of St.
Peter, goes some.—Red Wing Repub
In defeating Dunn those who sup
ported Johnson have defeated the Re
publican party of the state. —Princeton
"Too much Johnson" did the Re
publicans and they are now in sack
cloth and ashes.—Fergus Falls Free
In a word, who'd a thunk it?— Belle
Plaine Herald.
Among the Merrymakers
Value of Confederate Money
That ' Confederate money was never
takpn seriously Is well illustrated in the
following story told by the late Gen.
John B. Gordon, and which, as far as
can be ascertained, has never appeared
in print:
One day during a temporary cessation
of hostilities between the opposing forces
a tall, strapping Yankee rode into the
Confederate camp on a sorry-looking old
horsw to effect a trade for some tobacco.
"Hello, Tank," hailed one of a number
of Confederate soldiers lolling about on
the grass in front of a tent, "that's a
light smart horse you've got there."
"Think so?" lfturned the Yank.
"Yes, what'll you take for him?"
"Oh. I "don't know.''
"Well. I'll K ive you $7,000 for him,"
bantered the Confederate.
"You go to blazes!" Indignantly re
turned the Yank: "I've just paid $10,000
Of your money to have him curried."—
Why They Parted
The artist was of the impressionist
school. He had Just given the last touch
es to a purple and blue canvas when hia
wife came into his studio.
".My dear," said he, "this is the land
scape I wanted you to suggest a title
•\»liy not call It 'Home'," she said,
after a long look.
" 'Home'! Why?"
"Because there's no place Hko it," she
replied meekly.—London Tit-lilts.
Just Like a Woman
Husband —My dear, did you notice that
gentleman who Just got off the car?
Wife —Do you mean that dark, heavy
set man in the light gray suit, brown
derby hat and low tan shoes, wearing a
turn-down collar with a narrow black tie
and diamond pin. carrying a book and a
silk umbrella with a heavy gold-mounted
Husband—Y-es, I guess
Wife—No. I didn't notice him. Why?—
Kennebec (Me.) Journal.
"Ugh!" grunted Mr. Skinnay, who was
bolnu uncomfortably crowded by the Jolly
looking fat man. "these cars should
charge by weight."
"Think so?" replied the fat .man; "why,
they'd hardly think it worth while to
stop for you."—Philadelphia Ledger.
His Harvest
"Hurrah!" cried a jubilant plumber,
"We've bidden farewell to sumber;
A pipe I shall mend.
And then I shall send
A bill that is truly a humber."
Complete Discouragement
"Which candidate is going to win?"
"I don't know yet," answered young
Mrs. Torkins, "but I think I can find out
by asking Charley which one he has bet
on." —Washington Star.
Going His Way
She—Did you meet with any cyclone*
out West? -»
He —No. but one caught up with us.—
Yonkers Statesman.
Too Light
There was a gay maid of Japan
Who never would love any man.
The reason for this:
The heartless young miss
Was only a maid on a fan.
—Chicago Chronicle.
Skeptical People
"Skeptical people In this world," re
marked the Observer of Events and
Things, "always look with suspicion on
tbe given age of women and whisky."—
Yonkers Statesman.
A Hot One
The first match made In heaven,
Tradition doth aver.
Was one to whom was given
The name of Lucifer.
Made It to Suit Himself
"Yes, sir; that man has made history."
"Wtet is he. a soldier or a statesman?"
"Nokher. A historical novelist."—Chl
cap-j Record-Herald.
Joy« of the Rich
The vi>-h man's son inherits lands.
And piUs <>f brick and stone and gold;
An.l be aci.'iires dirty hands
From running autos, so we're told.
—Cleveland Leader.

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